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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2020009
    Description:

    This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of monthly indicators - real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales -- as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.

    Estimates are presented from January 2019 to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.

    To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017. The table presents month-over-month and year-over-year percentage changes.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202020523983
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2020-07-23

  • Table: 12-10-0120-01
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Historical (real-time) releases of merchandise imports and exports with data for years 1988 - current.

    Release date: 2020-07-13

  • Table: 12-10-0071-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0100)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0105-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0101)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of the origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0106-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0102)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0107-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0103)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and concentration of imports. Only data on the value of imports are available from this table.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0108-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0104)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of origin. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06
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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2020009
    Description:

    This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of monthly indicators - real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales -- as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.

    Estimates are presented from January 2019 to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.

    To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017. The table presents month-over-month and year-over-year percentage changes.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 12-10-0120-01
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Historical (real-time) releases of merchandise imports and exports with data for years 1988 - current.

    Release date: 2020-07-13

  • Table: 12-10-0071-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0100)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0105-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0101)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of the origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0106-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0102)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0107-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0103)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and concentration of imports. Only data on the value of imports are available from this table.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0108-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0104)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of origin. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0109-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0105)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of export. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06
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  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2014092
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the evolution of Canadian manufactured goods exported between 2002 and 2012. This period was characterized by several economic events and the analysis of changes in manufacturing exports provides a better understanding on how the manufacturing sector has evolved during the past decade.

    Additionally, this paper analyzes trends in the composition of exports and the distribution of foreign importers of Canadian manufactured goods between 2002 and 2012. It also examines the change in the export intensity throughout 21 key industries of the manufacturing sector.

    Release date: 2014-03-19

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2013086
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In order to study the importance of material offshoring (defined in this paper as the use of intermediate imported materials) at the industry level, it is generally assumed that the import share of each input commodity for a particular industry is similar to that for the economy as a whole-because import data tend to be available only for the latter. This is referred to as the proportionality-based measure of offshoring.

    Recent advances in administrative trade data permit the development of more industry-specific measures of imports. However, these measures generally capture the agent that engages in importation. These firms may only be performing an intermediation role and may be located in industries (e.g., trade or finance) that differ from the industry of use. This study reports on these more direct measures of industry imports using Canadian micro import data as well as hybrid measures that make use of both input and import information. Estimates from various alternatives are then compared to estimates derived from a survey that asked for information on import intensity as part of a more general investigation of innovation.

    Release date: 2013-11-13

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20130857761
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2013-03-26

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20122926582
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-10-18

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2011089
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study deals with the softwood lumber industry in Canada for the period 2004 to 2010. It analyzes the trend of a number of economic variables, including: sales, production volume, employment, the number of operating sawmills and exports.

    Release date: 2012-01-19

  • Articles and reports: 65-507-M2011011
    Description:

    This issue presents statistics, derived from the Importer Register Database, on importing establishments for the years 2002 to 2009. This Importer Register Database provides importer statistics such as the number of importers and the value of their imports by industry, importer size, origin and province of residence.

    The establishment is the statistical unit of measure. Consequently, any reference made here to "importers" represents "statistical establishments that imported." Inclusion in the database requires that an establishment has imported merchandise in at least one year from 2002 to 2009. If an establishment does not import in a given year, that establishment is not included in the Register for that year.

    This report is divided into four sections: "Highlights" consist of an overview of results of the 2009 Importer Register Database; "Findings" contains more detailed analyses of the Importer Register Database; "Methodology, Data concepts and definitions" outlines the estimation methods and limitations as well as the fundamental principles of the Importer Register Database; and "Data tables" contain tabular data for the years from 2002 to 2009.

    Release date: 2011-12-06

  • Journals and periodicals: 65-507-M
    Description:

    This series offers a wide selection of analytical work relating to Canada's international trade. It presents analysis and research on many trade-related issues of interest to general audiences as well as economists and policy-makers in the public and private sectors.

    Release date: 2011-12-06

  • Articles and reports: 65-507-M2010010
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This issue presents exporter statistics from 1996 to 2009 including the number of exporters, the value of their domestic exports by industry, exporter size, destination and province of residence as well as employment statistics of exporting establishments for the year 2009. The data in this issue are at the establishment level and are derived from the Exporter Register Database.

    Release date: 2011-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X201100911554
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Canada's exports have been slower to recover from the recession than our major trading partners. This paper examines which export sectors have lagged in the recovery, and compares the composition and destination of Canada's exports with the United States and the European Union.

    Release date: 2011-09-16

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2010063
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines how trade liberalization and fluctuations in real exchange rates affect export-market entry/exit and plant-level productivity. It uses the experience of Canadian manufacturing plants over three separate periods that featuring different rates of bilateral tariff reduction and differing movements in bilateral real exchange rates. The patterns of entry and exit responses as well as the productivity outcomes differ markedly in the three periods. Consistent with much of the recent literature, the paper finds that plants self-select into export markets-that is, more efficient plants are more likely to enter and less likely to exit export markets. The reverse also occurs: entrants to export markets improve their productivity performance relative to the population from which they originated and plants that stay in export markets do better than comparable plants that exited, lending support to the thesis that exporting boosts productivity. Finally, we find that overall market access conditions, including real exchange rate trends, significantly affect the extent of productivity gains to be derived from participating in export markets. In particular, the increase in the value of the Canadian dollar during the post-2002 period almost completely offset the productivity growth advantages that new export-market participants would otherwise have enjoyed.

    Release date: 2010-06-25
Reference (16)

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  • Classification: 65-209-X
    Description:

    The Canadian Export Classification is a structured, hierarchical classification system based on the Harmonized Description and Coding System. The HS nomenclature is divided into 21 Sections, which in general, group goods produced in the same sector of the economy.

    Release date: 2019-12-09

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201400214100
    Description:

    Canadian international merchandise trade data are released monthly and may be revised in subsequent releases as new information becomes available. These data are released approximately 35 days following the close of the reference period and represent one of the timeliest economic indicators produced by Statistics Canada. Given their timeliness, some of the data are not received in time and need to be estimated or modelled. This is the case for imports and exports of crude petroleum and natural gas. More specifically, at the time of release, energy trade data are based on an incomplete set of information and are revised as Statistics Canada and National Energy Board information becomes available in the subsequent months. Due to the increasing importance of energy imports and exports and the timeliness of the data, the revisions to energy prices and volumes are having an increasingly significant impact on the monthly revision to Canada’s trade balance. This note explains how the estimates in the initial release are made when data sources are not yet available, and how the original data are adjusted in subsequent releases.

    Release date: 2014-10-03

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201300411819
    Description:

    This is an update of the 2009 article Revisions to international merchandise trade statistics, accounting for changes resulting from increased timeliness in the release of merchandise trade statistics.

    Release date: 2013-06-07

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201100211471
    Description:

    This paper presents the background, methodological change and implementation of the revised real import and export adjustments that account for exchange rate fluctuations.

    Release date: 2011-05-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-604-M2009062
    Description:

    Statistics Canada produces monthly import and export merchandise trade price indexes. For the majority of these prices, Statistics Canada uses a variety of proxy measures to derive the price index in lieu of collecting observed import and export prices. The ability of these proxy measures to reflect international trade price movements during times of exchange rate volatility is limited. For this reason, the constant dollar trade estimates derived using these proxy price indexes have been refined with constant dollar adjustments following the appreciation of the Canadian exchange rate beginning at the end of 2002. This paper explains the rational and methodology behind these adjustments, as well as the impact on published trade and GDP estimates.

    Release date: 2009-12-04

  • Classification: 65-209-S
    Description:

    The Canadian Export Classification, incorporates amendments to the Nomenclature of the Harmonized Commodity and Coding System.

    Release date: 2009-01-07

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-595-M2006040
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This guide discusses the collection and interpretation of statistical data on Canada's trade in culture goods. This guide has been restructured and simplified to better meet the needs of data users. This version replaces Culture Goods Trade Estimates: Methodology and Technical Notes, Catalogue no. 81-595-MIE2004020.

    Release date: 2006-03-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 96-328-M2004016
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This activity looks at how Canada's grape industry has transformed itself in the wake of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-595-M2004020
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article discusses the collection and interpretation of statistical data on Canada's trade in culture goods. It defines the products that are included in culture trade and explains how appropriate products are selected from the relevant classification standards.

    This version has been replaced by Culture Goods Trade Data User Guide, Catalogue No. 81-595-MIE2006040.

    Release date: 2004-07-28

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2201
    Description: To provide statistical information and analysis of the value of Canada's merchandise exports and imports by commodity, province or territory, partner country, and other relevant dimensions on a customs basis.
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